The New York Times reports:
On a foray into the wilds of Staten Island in 2009, Jeremy A. Feinberg, a doctoral candidate in ecology and evolution at Rutgers University, heard something strange as he listened for the distinctive mating call of the southern leopard frog — usually a repetitive chuckle. But this was a single cluck.
Being incredibly responsible and diligent scientists, Feinberg and his colleagues studied the froggie for THREE YEARS, and now they’re finally ready to declare that yes indeed, this is a new species of leopard frog, which they’ve yet to name. Don’t hold your breath — that’s liable to take another three years. But to speed up the process, you can suggest a name at here! Which, based on what I’ve heard about Staten Island, should probably be “Fist Pump.” [Molecular Phylogenics and Evolution via The New York Times]
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